In six months, the whole body vibration group - which exercised on the “classic” Power Plate® machine - achieved a 25.7% reduction of cellulite on thighs and buttocks, exercising two to three times per week, in sessions of 8-13 minutes. The whole body vibration + cardio group achieved a 32.3% reduction of cellulite on thighs and buttocks, exercising two to three times per week in sessions of 8-13 minutes with whole body vibration, plus 24-48 minutes of cardio training.
These research findings reveal a new and exciting solution for fat loss and collagen remodeling. Finally, cellulite loss can be healthy, efficient, time-saving and fun, allowing whole body vibration users to maintain a youthful and lean, healthy look in a relatively short time and in just a few sessions per week.
What is cellulite?
The dreaded “orange peel” or “cottage cheese” skin is a condition many women suffer from. The subcutaneous tissues are a web of connective tissue, where much of a woman’s body fat is stored. As the separate layers of tissue are connected to the skin by relatively inelastic fibers, the service of the skin can become dimpled and puckered when the fatty cells get enlarged. Contributing to the “mattress” effect is fluid retention, the storage of environmental toxins, hormonal factors, and lack of circulation. When circulation within this web of connective tissues becomes blocked, cellular waste stagnates, and these tissues harden as the skin loses its elasticity. The puckering or “mattress” effect is caused by this act of shriveling, dimpling and adherence of the skin to tissues underneath.
Specific areas that concern many women are the buttocks, thighs, calves, ankles and upper arms. Healthy solutions for defeating cellulite have been elusive, but in this study the effectiveness of whole body vibration training in dealing with this problem is clearly shown.
The German Sanaderm Clinic performed a six-month research project to investigate the effects of Acceleration Training™ on cellulite.
Two groups were studied:
Fifty-five subjects were divided into two groups. The first group only trained on a Power Plate® machine, two to three times per week, for sessions of 8-13 minutes. The second group also used whole body vibration, but supplemented their 8-13 minute whole body vibration workouts with 24-48 minutes of cardio training.
Baseline measurements and tests were completed at the beginning of the study, and repeated six months later. The data collected consisted of:
1. Skin condition (the measure of cellulite or evaluation of the deposits of dimpled fat under the skin).
2. Circumference of calf muscles, buttocks, and upper thigh.
3. Body composition: body fat percentage, lean mass percentage.
How whole body vibration was used:
Participants performed four exercises on the Power Plate® in a workout of 8-13 minutes (see fig. 3).
The results showed a significant reduction in cellulite in both groups, showing improvement on all variables.
This study proves that easy, simple and efficient whole body vibration training can defeat cellulite; it can accelerate and enhance collagen remodeling, improve circulation, increase lean tissue, help people to lose fat and reduce the size of buttocks, thighs and calves.
This proves that whole body vibration training is extremely effective and time efficient; the cardio group took four times longer to improve 32.3%, while the whole body vibration group improved 25.7% in an average of 10-minute sessions, two or three times a week, over six months.
Why is Power Plate the superior choice?
What separates Power Plate® from its competitors?
The Power Plate® group of companies aspire to remain the gold standard in the Acceleration Training™ exercise industry. The three-dimensional Advanced Vibration Technology™ used in Power Plate® machines is grounded in extensive academic and independent scientific research which has been, and continues to be, conducted and documented in the US, Europe and Asia, and which indicates significant positive results attributable to for vibration training.
Our organization includes a distinguished Scientific Medical Advisory Board, made up of 10 MDs and PhDs from around the world. The advisory board, and our team of education and training experts, reflect our commitment to advancing the science of health and wellness through vibration technology. This dedication is further demonstrated by the educational programs that have been developed to pass along practical knowledge to health care professionals and trainers all over the world, earning them continuing education credits in their fields.
The knowledge and collective resources behind our company has produced a product with a sleek, innovative design and groundbreaking technological foundation. The Power Plate® brand has become a trusted sector leader, with a plethora of notable professional users including professional athletes, trainers, therapists and celebrities endorsing its virtues, helping confirm Power Plate® machines as the premier devices for both personal and professional wellness needs.
There are many products now available on the market, and most with a lower price tag than Power Plate®, but you will find that most have a completely different plate movement to Power Plate® (the majority tilt from side to side rather than having a tri planar vibration like Power Plate), problematic frequencies (that are not properly specified or researched to be beneficial rather than detrimental), and poor build quality. As the world wide market leader with more than 10 years experience in Acceleration Training™ exercise, Power Plate® as a company and a product is completely unique.